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EP46Combat Stress and Upgrade Your Mindset


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What is the #1 emotion you’ve been feeling during quarantine? If STRESS is your predominant state, you don’t need me to tell you that it is having a negative impact on your health. Listen in as Dr. Matthew McAlees explains how to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing by taking control of your thoughts!

Question Highlights

  • Mental stress is a big deal right now. Can you talk about what people are experiencing?
  • How does stress impact our bodies in ways we may not realize? And what can we do to reduce our stress?
  • When it comes to health, you say it’s more important to find out WHY it’s wrong than WHAT is wrong. What do you mean by that?
  • Can you talk to us about the connection between stress and weight gain?
  • How do we recognize when stress is impacting our diet? And what’s the quickest way to get out of that cycle?
  • You recently challenged your Instagram followers to think about WHY they want to be healthy. Can you talk about that briefly?
  • What makes your Align Weight Loss program different from others on the market?

In this episode, you will learn about…

  • What happens when our bodies produce too much of the cortisol hormone
  • Why Dr. McAlees recommends adding in GOOD habits rather than eliminating bad ones
  • McAlees’ A + B = C formula for choosing what we want to believe about our circumstances
  • How much more sugar we consume now vs. 200 years ago
  • Recognizing that you’re in control and choosing which thoughts + emotions you want to keep
  • Your choice to invest your time, money and energy in your health NOW or spend your retirement trying to get it back

Show Notes

What emotion consumes you for most of the day? Would you bottle it up and give it to your children?

If STRESS is your predominant state of being, you don’t need me to tell you that it is having a negative impact on your health. And for many of us, quarantine magnified the stress we were already feeling.

But you don’t have to live this way! You can set a better example for your kids and dramatically improve your wellbeing—and it starts with taking control of your thoughts.

Brooke’s brother, Dr. Matthew McAlees, is a functional medicine practitioner and doctor of chiropractic with advanced degrees in pediatrics and nutrition. His resumé includes extensive experience working closely with professional athletes, helping Team USA’s wrestlers, swimmers and weightlifters prepare for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Today, Dr. McAlees is committed to helping patients all over the world remove the physical obstacles holding them back and upgrade their quality of life.

On this episode of The Live Out Loud Show, Dr. McAlees joins Brooke to share his take on the mental stress people are experiencing right now and explain exactly how stress impacts our health—and what we can do about it. He weighs in on the connection between stress and weight gain, discussing how to recognize when stress is impacting your diet and make a different choice. Listen in for Dr. McAlees’ insight on investing your time and energy in your health NOW and find out what YOU can do to combat stress by learning to ‘think about what you’re thinking about.’

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